This product was great for my dorm room at college and my bed room at home. I think the reason that the people that rated it 1 star are one's that bought it for a larger living room or a much bigger room, which this is really not meant for. This is perfect for a dorm room, the sound pushes out great in here and I could not ask for anything better for $78 bucks. If you want this for a small room, then I suggest you purchase this. If you are expecting this to be something for your living room like the other's probably wanted, do a little more research and find a better system.